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Do you think you deserve more for what you do at work? Here’s how to ask for a salary increase. It happens occasionally. The boss notices what a great job you’re doing and he/she spontaneously offers you a raise. Yes, it does happen. But in most of our worlds, if you want a raise, you need to ask for it. How to Ask for a Raise How to Ask for a Raise
If, for some reason, you need any urging to become more aggressive about your career and financial future, a new study from Accenture should provide it. The study was designed to figure out how satisfied men and women are at their jobs, and what they plan to do about it. But buried within the results are some eye-opening statistics about who gets a raise or promotion–and why. Accenture surveyed 3,400 professionals at medium and large-sized companies in 29 countries. Some 500 of those people were in the U.S. Easiest Way to Get a Raise and Promotion Easiest Way to Get a Raise and Promotion
Make a Temp Job Last Make a Temp Job Last Tamara Guion-Yagy was disappointed when Tetra Tech, an environmental engineering firm in Pasadena, Calif., hired somebody else for the job that she wanted. The 40-year-old graphic designer thought she was being tried out when the firm hired her as a temporary worker. So Ms. Guion-Yagy worked even harder at the same temp job, often staying late to finish work. Her manager responded by creating another full-time position for Ms.
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Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?" I hear that a lot, along with "You are so lucky." So, I'm going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success

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Last Updated Oct 27, 2011 10:06 PM EDT Where have all the mentors gone? In a new survey of women professionals from LinkedIn, a surprising number of women say they have never had a mentor. How many women are mentored? Nearly one in five, or 19%, of women in the survey say they have never had a mentor. If Mentors Are So Important, Where Are They? | BNET If Mentors Are So Important, Where Are They? | BNET
Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days The 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workplace is almost dead. Throw your preconceived notions about vacation out the window and give your employees the no-strings-attached, unlimited vacation days they deserve or you'll soon be a dinosaur.
(MONEY Magazine) -- Another year, another piddling pay raise? For some, sure. The average increase in base salary is expected to be just 3% in 2012, up only a hair from last year's 2.9%, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer. Still, managers are concerned about retaining top talent, which explains why the best performers will see a brighter 4.6% on average. How to get a pay raise - Jan. 12 How to get a pay raise - Jan. 12
How to Be Happy at Work Let me start off with a little story. I once knew a saleswoman–young, divorced–who got a diagnosis of breast cancer. She had to work and raise two kids while fighting the cancer. Even so, she managed to be happy at work, noticeably happier than her co-workers. In fact, she not only won her battle with cancer but subsequently became one of the top salespeople at Bristol Myers. How to Be Happy at Work